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Licensing and Installation on Windows


If you purchased floating licenses, you must install the license server first. Please skip ahead to the floating license installation section before installing RenderMan for Maya.

Double-click on the Maya version-appropriate RenderMan for Maya .msi file to invoke the installer. The installer will take you through the installation process step-by-step.

By default, the software is installed in C:\Program Files\Pixar\RenderManForMayaversion-2.0. Maya finds the plugin there via the following environment variable, set by the installer:

C:\Program Files\Pixar\RenderManForMayaversion-2.0\etc


As part of the installation process, a licensing application will be invoked. It will ask you for an “Entitlement Serial Number”, and your Forum login and password. Enter the information in the appropriate fields (if you use a proxy server, your proxy information should be added as hose:port, e.g. and click on the Get License button. The application will contact Pixar's servers and download your license to the etc subdirectory of your RenderMan for Maya installation. Once it is done, quit the licensing application and the installer will run to completion. Please note, your initial license will be timed to expire in approximately 30 days. At that time you can run the LicenseApp program again to get your permanent license.

And you're all set.

Additional Licensing Information

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